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On June 19: Texas’ Largest Super Smash Bros. Esports College Invitational Tournament

Port San Antonio

Daylong Super Smash Bros. competition kicks off at 11:00 a.m. CST and will be free to watch online as part of San Antonio Fiesta activities. Students from 10 college esports clubs across the Lone Star State will compete for scholarship prizes. Port San Antonio is building the nation’s largest dedicated esports arena to host similar events beginning in 2022. EDITOR: CONNECT WITH US TO COORDINATE INTERVIEWS WITH: Tournament players and coaches Professionals in robotic, cyber and defense industries that rely on esports technology to recruit, develop talent. Partners launching country’s largest purpose-built esports arena in 2022 On June 19, starting at 11:00 a.m. CST, audiences across the nation will be able to tune in and watch the largest Super Smash Bros. esports invitational tournament to date among Texas colleges. Fifty students representing 10 university clubs across the Lone Star State will face off in a daylong tournament of Super Smash Bros. – one of the world’s most popular multi-player video games. The event will be broadcast live on multiple platforms, including at www.esportsfiesta.com and related social media and streaming channels, such as Twitch, Facebook and YouTube. The broadcast is free of charge and no registration or passcode is required. The daylong tournament will feature play-by-play commentary from seasoned esports casters, post-game analysis and guest appearances by Smash Bros. enthusiasts. As the action unfolds, special guests will also include experts in advanced technologies that are driven by video gaming platforms, including aerospace, robotics and cybersecurity. Port San Antonio, the Esports in Education Foundation (EIEF) and the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT) are organizing the event and have enlisted the participation of 10 clubs in the San Antonio region and beyond organized by students from the following universities: University of Texas at San Antonio (Roadrunner Gaming) Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMUSA Esports) Trinity University (Trinity University Gaming) University of Texas at Austin (Longhorn Smash) Texas A&M University (Texas A&M Esports) University of Houston (UH Smash Club) Schreiner University (Schreiner Esports) Rice University (Rice Esports) University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (Club Esports UTRGV) Lamar University (Cardinals Esports) The Port is providing a $5,000 prize pool that will be shared among players from the winning teams. The monies will be distributed by SAMSAT to cover those students’ tuition expenses. “Our team is really looking forward to representing not only our school, but also introducing the sport to people who might be watching for the very first time. That’s a big deal,” said UTSA student Cindy Nguyen, who is also vice president and game coach of the Roadrunner Gaming club. “It’s really exciting to be in the front lines of a phenomenon that is growing so quickly. And we’re really excited that, along with other teams across Texas, we’re being given a chance to help inspire the next generation of talent.” “It’s great to see the tremendous support that our sport is being given,” said Isaiah McCants, who will be one of the casters providing play-by-play commentary and analysis. “It’s huge to be a part of the biggest tournament to date between students from ten Texas schools. And it really makes me proud that my hometown of San Antonio is really coming together to be a community for some serious esports talent development and competition.” “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to bring together families from across Texas and beyond as they tune in to see some top performers and up-and-comers in the world of esports,” said Will Garrett, Vice President of Cybersecurity Development for Port San Antonio. “It’s going to be great fun to watch for those who are already fans. And it is also going to be an opportunity to introduce new audiences to an exciting competitive sport that is growing at a phenomenal rate. Just like other traditional sports, it’s an avenue for young people to develop teamwork, strategy and other skills that have direct application to succeed in their future careers.” “This is an exciting time to be part of esports. It’s great fun, and it also allows young people a new way to connect with one another in competition and a shared love for the game—whether it’s with teammates and other friends from school or with players across the country and around the world,” said Esports in Education Founder Sam Elizondo. “Our organization is focused on bridging that love of the game with practical applications in advanced industries, where students can directly use the skills acquired in gaming as part of their careers or as entrepreneurs.” “The upcoming tournament will be a great opportunity for our museum and our partners to bring together the community and introduce them to our work as a place that is fun, exciting and committed to connecting people from all walks of life with a world of opportunities,” said SAMSAT President and CEO Doug King. “Esports ties in directly with so many of the activities and learning experiences we provide—from cybersecurity to the development of computer programming. We look forward to a great turnout in June and, in the months and years that follow, to have a prominent place in the esports community.” As it grows its 1,900-acre technology innovation campus, Port San Antonio’s commitment to the esports community is underscored by a $60-million facility that will launch in 2022 in partnership with SAMSAT. The Tech Port Center + Arena will span 130,000 square feet to include a 2,500-seat venue that will be the nation’s largest purpose-built facility for esports tournaments. Integrated state-of-the-art technology will allow those games to be broadcast worldwide. The arena can also be reconfigured to host other entertainment activities, including concerts and technology competitions, such as in cybersecurity and robotics. In addition to the gaming arena, the Tech Port Center + Arena will provide a new expanded home to SAMSAT, including spaces for new exhibits and activities focused around cybersecurity, coding and game design. An adjacent food hall with an array of restaurant offerings and a 24-hour LAN gaming area will make the Tech Port Center and Arena a premiere destination for esports enthusiasts from across the nation and around the world. Contact Details Paco Felici +1 210-260-3218 paco.felici@portsanantonio.us Stephanie Garcia +12102388657 stephanie.garcia@portsanantonio.us

May 26, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Osmo Announces New Retail Partnership: Families Traveling Through U.S. Airports Memorial Day Weekend Can Purchase Osmo’s STEAM Products at InMotion Stores

Osmo

According to parents, kids love playing Osmo at school, at home, and even while they are on vacation. To reach families with school-aged kids (3-10 years) who love to shop while traveling, award-winning STEAM brand Osmo announces a new exclusive partnership with the country’s largest airport-based electronics retailer, InMotion, plus its sister venues iStore and Soundbalance, which offer cutting-edge and diverse premium electronics for tech-savvy business and leisure travelers. Starting May 29, 2021, four of Osmo’s best-selling kits will be available for purchase at InMotion, Soundbalance and iStore airport and resort locations across the country. “We’re thrilled to be launching our best-selling STEM/STEAM kits for iPad at so many InMotion locations across the country, during one of the busiest and most anticipated travel holidays, and this pivotal reopening time,” says Richard Ryan, Senior Director of U.S. Omnichannel Sales at Osmo. “Today’s parents feel that traveling with technology is a must, even for their kids, who are looking for the best products and entertainment to use while on the road. And, with tablet technology being easier to operate while in flight, kids can easily play with Osmo’s engaging array of learning games.” “The travel industry’s resilience is clear, and we are ready for the pent up demand for travel. The toy industry is experiencing a 16% increase over last year and InMotion is intent on delivering gaming technology to all ages. Osmo is the ideal kids’ system for engagement and happiness while traveling and we’re elated to introduce our exclusive partnership to the traveling consumers. Families are traveling more as virtual education is more readily available. Families look to toys to help keep their children engaged, active, and delighted,” says Eden Goldberg, Divisional Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InMotion Entertainment Group, LLC. Almost half of the retail locations will feature Osmo’s STEAM kits stacked in floor displays, while over half of the locations will showcase a powered display with video, interactive display, and all four Osmo kits. Orlando, Detroit and New York City/LaGuardia airport locations will soon offer interactive displays that allow families to sit and test out products, while shopping. The four Osmo products currently offered by InMotion, Soundbalance and iStore, are: Little Genius Starter Kit for iPad (retail $79) Genius Starter Kit for iPad (retail $99) Creative Starter Kit for iPad (retail $69) Coding Starter Kit for iPad (retail $99) InMotion, Soundbalance, and iStore airport locations currently carrying Osmo include: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco, Windsor Locks (CT), Baltimore, Washington D.C./Dulles, Washington D.C./Reagan, and New York City/LaGuardia. InMotion casino locations carrying Osmo include: Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. About InMotion InMotion Entertainment Group is the largest airport-based electronics retailer with more than 120 locations throughout the United States. Together with Marshall Retail Group, InMotion is a part of world-renowned retailer WH Smith. InMotion operates in 44 of the top performing U.S. airports as InMotion, Soundbalance, Headphone Hub, and iStore. With access and insight into the latest technologies for business and leisure travelers, InMotion offers lifestyle products and electronics that include a wide breadth of headphones, mobile power, Bluetooth speakers and travel accessories. InMotion has been the recipient of numerous industry awards that include recognition by Airport Experience News for "Best Specialty Retailer" and "Best Concessions, Highest Regard for Customer Service" for four years running. It has been acknowledged by USA Today as one of the "10 Best" Airport Concession Stores nationwide. InMotion Entertainment Group also remains the only airport retailer to appear in the two industry indexes: Dealerscope's Top 101 Consumer Electronics Retailer List for nine consecutive years, along with ranking in the Top 50 of Twice Magazine's Top 100 CE Retailers. The award-winning, knowledgeable sales associates provide an exceptional experience, with live demonstrations of every product in the store to help travelers choose the best products for their journey. For more information and real-time updates, visit InMotion online at InMotionStores.com. Follow the conversations on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. About Osmo Osmo is an award-winning STEAM brand whose products are used in over 50,000 classrooms and 2.5 million homes. It is building a universe of hands-on play experiences that nourish the minds of children by unleashing the power of imagination. The company brings physical tools into the digital world through augmented reality and its proprietary reflective artificial intelligence. Founded in 2013 by ex-Google engineers Pramod Sharma and Jerome Scholler, the Osmo Play System fuses digital gameplay and physical interaction to create fun and nutritious play experiences designed for all kids. Osmo is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Learn more at playosmo.com. Contact Details Carolyn Kamii PR Carolyn Kamii carolynkpr@gmail.com Osmo Karen O'Dell karen@playosmo.com Company Website http://www.playosmo.com

May 26, 2021 04:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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The Chicken Sandwich Wars Get Cooking

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/8j9695ATEXA The demand for chicken sandwiches is higher than ever before. 65% of the U.S. population ordered a breaded chicken sandwich from a restaurant in the last six months You might say that bird is the word for customers picking from their favorite menu. Look behind those numbers and popularity and you will find culinary innovation, innovative flavors, and an evolution of process and product. Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s have released an all-new Hand-Breaded Chicken sandwich lineup, as an evolution of Hardee’s already strong foothold in the space with their Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders that have been fan favorites for over a decade. The all-new sandwich lineup combines the best of both worlds with the Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich and the Hand-Breaded Chicken & Waffle Sandwich, a new play on a familiar combo, available at both Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., along with the Hand-Breaded Chicken Biscuit at Hardee’s featuring their iconic Made From Scratch Biscuits. With a crispy exterior and savory, complex interior, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken sandwiches are brought to life with 100% premium white meat breast filet that is marinated in signature seasonings, dipped in buttermilk, hand-breaded in Southern-style flour and then cooked until golden brown. As part of the new lineup, consumers will be able to enjoy the chicken morning, noon and night with menu options offered all day long. To complement the release, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s will bring the fan obsession with hand-breaded to OnlyFans as the first national food chain to join the emerging platform. Looking ahead, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s will continue to evolve their hand-breaded offerings with even more impossible-to-ignore flavors in the months to come. For more information visit: carlsjr.com or hardees.com About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 25, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Water Safety Tips for Kids and Families

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Jtr26YxL4E8 When summer starts to heat up, there's nothing better than heading to the pool or beach with your family and friends to cool off. However, as outings near bodies of water begin to take place, it’s crucial to keep water safety top of mind. Sadly, in 2021, drowning remains a leading cause of death for children, taking thousands of young lives every year in the United States. In fact, every day, two children fall victim to the lethal dangers that are associated with water-related accidents, leaving millions of families questioning what they could have done to prevent the unthinkable. However, if you remain vigilant and put the right steps in place, these tragedies can be prevented. To support bridging the knowledge gap around swim safety, Leslie’s is also announcing a three-year partnership with the YMCA focused on swim education. Through an annual donation of $100,000, the YMCA will extend their water-safety programming to reach children at the highest risk of drowning and provide them with water-safety skills, education, and training. Leslie’s will also be collecting donations to support the YMCA’s water safety programs in their stores through the summer. The partnership includes expanding access to swim lessons, lifeguard training and increased water safety program instruction at local YMCAs Founded in 1963, Leslie’s is the largest and most trusted pool and spa retailer in the U.S. and has everything you need to take care of your pool and spa so you can spend more time enjoying the water. Leslie’s has over 930 stores across the country, with local experts ready to help with all your pool and spa care needs. The company employs more than 5,000 associates, pool and spa care experts, and certified technicians Leslie’s is dedicated to empowering consumers with the knowledge, products, and solutions necessary to confidently maintain and enjoy their pools and spas. For more information, please visit LesliesPools.com About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 24, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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No Dogs Left Behind Needs Your Help!

No Dogs Left Behind

Contact Details No Dogs Left Behind Sherry Chen +1 855-665-0888 sherry@nodogsleftbehind.com Company Website http://www.nodogsleftbehind.com

May 24, 2021 03:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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The American Legion Family Brings National Poppy Day to Your City

YourUpdateTV

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/ugaemVdkqyA Every year around Memorial Day it is a familiar sight. Someone wearing a red poppy. But do you know why it is worn? The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice that is worn by Americans and citizens of allied nations since World War I to honor those who served and died in all wars. Wearing the flower on National Poppy Day ®, May 28, 2021, pays tribute to the fallen and the future of living veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families. Led by the American Legion Auxiliary, each year members of The American Legion Family distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation. The funds raised are used to assist veterans who have medical needs. On the Friday before Memorial Day, May 28 th, wear a red poppy to honor the fallen and show your support for the living who have worn our nation's uniform. All donations received will be used by The American Legion Family for their programs that support veterans, the military community and their families. Nicole Clapp, American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) National President and James W. “Bill” Oxford, National Commander, The American Legion 2019-2020, partnered with YourUpdate TV and D S Simon Media on a nationwide media tour to discuss the importance of National Poppy Day and how everyone can get involved. How to Participate There are many ways individuals and groups can help bring greater awareness to this symbolic flower, honor our fallen and support the living heroes on National Poppy Day ®, May 28, 2021. EVERYONE CAN HELP Anyone can participate in National Poppy Day ®. Here are a few simple ways: Wear a red poppy all day and tell everyone why. Distribute poppies to friends, co-workers and family and tell everyone why. Collect donations at your workplace to give to the Poppy Program. CLICK TO BUY A COLLECTION CAN Tell the story on Facebook of who you are wearing your poppy to remember or support on National Poppy Day ®. Don’t forget to tag us! #PoppyDay #LegionFamily Accept a poppy and make a donation if you see a member of The American Legion Family in your neighborhood distributing poppies. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 24, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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DermTech Helps Detect Skin Cancer Through a Smart Sticker Instead of a Scalpel

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/QVe6yyOnK_4 Would it surprise you to know that one in five Americans develops skin cancer during her or his lifetime? In fact, every hour of every day one American dies from melanoma. It is the deadliest of skin cancers, and one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the U.S. Because of the nation-wide closures of dermatology offices during the pandemic, the number of skin cancers diagnosed during March-May 2020 decreased by 43% compared to the same timeframe in 2019. This means there is a potential backlog of undiagnosed skin cancers. Even prior to the pandemic, only 16 percent of Americans ages 18-29 surveyed in a 2018 study stated that they visited a dermatologist’s office in the past 12 months. What if there were innovative and painless ways to get your moles checked at home via a telehealth appointment and under clinician supervision? DermTech has a proprietary innovative technology platform that identifies signs of melanoma at the genomic level and allows dermatologists to detect melanoma earlier and more accurately. The DermTech Melanoma Test analyzes’s genes in your skin sample that is collected using Smart Stickers TM, and with a 99% negative predictive value meaning there is a less than 1% probability of the test missing a melanoma when administered properly. Simply press the Smart Sticker TM on the suspicious spot or mole; the adhesive sticker safely collects your cellular material so it can be transported to DermTech’s onsite Gene Lab where laboratory scientists look at the molecular level for RNA and DNA that are linked to melanoma. Results are shared with your dermatology provider within 3-5 days. DermTech’s test can also be performed with a doctor’s order and remote sample collection (at your home) under clinician supervision. In honor of Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month taking place this month, DermTech also launched its #Stickit2Melanoma campaign to urge people to get proactive about their skin exams. DermTech is pledging up to $1 million over the next four years to raise awareness about the importance of skin exams and making them accessible. For every #Stickit2Melanoma pledge to have a skin exam with a clinician, DermTech will make a $5 donation to its nonprofit partner organizations focused on skin health. To join #Stickit2Melanoma, schedule a skin exam with your doctor, take the pledge at www.DermTech.com/Pledge and encourage your community to do the same. For more information visit: https://dermtech.com/. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. About DermTech: DermTech is the leading genomics company in dermatology and is creating a new category of medicine, precision dermatology, enabled by our non-invasive skin genomics platform. DermTech’s mission is to transform dermatology with our non-invasive skin genomics platform, to democratize access to high quality dermatology care, and to improve the lives of millions. DermTech provides genomic analysis of skin samples collected non-invasively using an adhesive patch rather than a scalpel. DermTech markets and develops products that facilitate the early detection of skin cancers, and is developing products that assess inflammatory diseases and customize drug treatments. For additional information on DermTech, please visit DermTech’s investor relations site at: www.dermtech.com. Forward-Looking Statements: This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The expectations, estimates, and projections of DermTech may differ from its actual results and consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, expectations with respect to: the performance, patient benefits, cost‑effectiveness, commercialization and adoption of DermTech’s products and the market opportunity therefor. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside of the control of DermTech and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against DermTech; (2) DermTech’s ability to obtain additional funding to develop and market its products; (3) the existence of favorable or unfavorable clinical guidelines for DermTech’s tests; (4) the reimbursement of DermTech’s tests by Medicare and private payors; (5) the ability of patients or healthcare providers to obtain coverage of or sufficient reimbursement for DermTech’s products; (6) DermTech’s ability to grow, manage growth and retain its key employees; (7) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (8) the market adoption and demand for DermTech’s products and services together with the possibility that DermTech may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (9) other risks and uncertainties included in (x) the “Risk Factors” section of the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by DermTech with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and (y) other documents filed or to be filed by DermTech with the SEC. DermTech cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. You should not place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. DermTech does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Media Contact: Sophia Hatef Crowe PR 209-407-9117 shatef@crowepr.com Sarah Dion DermTech 858.450.4222 sdion@crowepr.com Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 24, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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THE NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS ITS FULL 2021 LINEUP & AWARD NOMINATIONS

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Celebrates Unmatched Breadth of Indian Cinema with Films in 15 Languages A New York-based film festival may offer inspiration for its industry peers in answering calls for greater diversity and cultural representation in Hollywood. The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), North America's oldest and most prestigious film festival which features cinema from India, and the Indian Diaspora, announces its full lineup. The festival dates are June 4-June 13 and films are available for pre-order starting Monday, May 17, 2021. Presented by the Indo-American Arts Council, Inc. (IAAC), and powered by MovieSaints, NYIFF celebrates the 21st year of independent, art house, alternate cinema from India and brings this rich collection of films to audiences in the U.S. and North America. Some films will also stream globally. Also, 24-hour online support will be provided by MovieSaints to ensure audiences across three continents have a seamless experience throughout the duration of the festival. “Last year, we had to reimagine the film festival in a virtual format, and it involved pivoting to an online platform. We emerged stronger with a larger footprint as global audiences engaged with the films,” said Suman Gollamudi, IAAC Executive Director. “This year, with the pandemic creating even more distress, we feel a greater responsibility to provide filmmakers an outlet to showcase their work. Plus, offer audiences hope through cinematic stories that give meaning, form and shape to lift our emotions.” Presented virtually for the second year in a row, the festival will feature 58 screenings (23 narrative features, 8 documentary features and 27 short films). The lineup will include worldwide, globally outside of India, the U.S. and NY premieres. Screenings will be followed by post-screening discussions with the filmmakers and acclaimed and celebrated personalities from the film industry. “We aimed to truly underscore the NYIFF commitment to diversity and cultural representation in film,” said Aseem Chhabra, NYIFF Festival Director. “This year, we will feature films in 15 languages spoken in India: Assamese, Bengali, English, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. All films will have English subtitles.” “NYIFF’s mission is to provide filmmakers, actors and industry professionals a platform to showcase their work, as well as foster an environment where filmmakers exchange ideas and interact with discerning and diverse audiences, journalists and aficionados,” Chhabra added. Films screened at NYIFF 2020 went out to win six National Awards, the most prominent film awards ceremony in India. This year, at NYIFF 2021, we are delighted to bring to you the following films that won National Awards: Khisa for “Best Debut Non-Feature Film of a Director” Sonsi for “Best Cinematography Non-Feature Film” Biryaani which received “Special Mention” Many of the films being shown at the festival have won accolades at leading international film festivals. Nasir won the NETPAC Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and Sthalpuran won the Young Cinema Award at the Asian Pacific Screen Awards. Apart from these, we are proud to present to our audience, films that have played at Berlinale, Sundance Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival and Rotterdam International Film Festival, among others. “For the first time, the 2021 lineup truly reflects the incredible diversity of Indian cinematic creativity,” said Dr. Nirmal Mattoo, Chairman IAAC. “This standout collection of films introduces new voices, fresh perspectives and original storytelling, which enhances the NYIFF curatorial legacy of spotlighting movies that go on to receive critical global acclaim.” “In addition, we will be unveiling a newly designed award in 2021,” continued Mattoo. “Conceived and created by IAAC Board Member and sculptor, Raj Shahani, this iconic award will epitomize the excellence that NYIFF seeks to foster with its annual awards presentation.” Each of these films along with the complete collection of NYIFF-recognized titles will be available for viewing starting June 4, 2021, at nyiff.us and nyiff.moviesaints.com. The cost to view each film ranges from US$4.99 for feature films (narrative and documentaries) and US$0.99 for shorts. Audiences outside the U.S., excluding India, can pay in their local currencies. In India, the cost will be Rs.150 for features and shorts starting at Rs. 50. There are also discount packages available. Feature Narratives Awakash (Marathi), dir. Chittaranjan Giri, 77 mins, 2020 Biryaani (Malayalam), dir. Sajin Baabu, 96 mins, 2020 Blue Bird (Kannada), dir. Ganesh Hegde, 106 mins, 2020 Fire in the Mountains (Hindi), dir. Ajitpal Singh, 82 mins, 2020 First Night (Tamil), dir. Jack Prabhu, Santoshh KK, 106 mins, 2020 Freddie’s Piano (English), dir. Aakash Prabhakar, Sudharshan Narayanan, 110 mins, 2020 God on the Balcony (Assamese), dir. Biswajeet Bora, 89 mins, 2020 Habaddi (Marathi), dir. Nachiket Samant, 110 mins, 2020 House of Orange Trees (Malayalam), dir. Dr. Biju Damodaran, 110 mins, 2020 June (Marathi), dir. Vaibhav Khisti, Suhrud Godbole, 94 mins, 2020 Mail (Telugu), dir. Uday Gurrala, 116 mins, 2020 Nasir (Tamil), dir. Arun Karthick, 78 mins, 2019 Nazarband (Captive) (Hindi), dir. Suman Mukhopadhyay, 85 mins, 2020 Parallel Lines (Kayamai Kadakka) (Tamil), dir. Kiran R, 104 mins, 2020 Parcel (Bengali), dir. Indrasis Acharya, 123 mins, 2020 Pinki Elli? (Where’s Pinki?) (Kannada), dir. Prithvi Konanur, 108 mins, 2020 Searching for Happiness (Bengali) dir. Suman Ghosh, 63 mins, 2021 Songs for Rain (Boroxun) (Assamese), dir. Krrishna Kt. Borah, 86 mins, 2020 Sthalpuran (Marathi), dir. Akshay Indikar, 85 mins, 2020 The Chicken Curry (Koli Taal) (Kannada), dir. Abhilash Shetty, 84 mins, 2020 The Tenant (English, Hindi), dir. Sushrat Jain, 112 mins, 2020 The Knot (Uljhan) (Hindi), dir. Ashish Pant, 113 mins, 2020 Zollywood (Marathi), dir. Trushant Ingle, 95 mins, 2019 Feature Documentaries Ahimsa Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless (English), dir. Ramesh Sharma, 92 mins, 2020 Borderlands (Punjabi, Bengali, Nepali, Manipuri), dir. Samarth Mahajan, 67 mins, 2021 Ghar Ka Pata (Home Address) (English, Hindi, Kashmiri), dir. Madhulika Jalali, 67 mins, 2020 Shut Up Sona (English, Hindi, Oriya), dir. Deepti Gupta, 85 mins. 2019 Talking Head (English, Bengali), dir. Spandan Banerjee, 94 mins, 2021 The Music of Satyajit Ray (English, Bengali), dir. Utpalendu Chakrabarty, 51 mins, 1984 The Space Between the Notes (English, Hindi), dir. Sumantra Ghosal, 52 mins, 2018 WOMB: Women of my Billions dir. Ajitesh Sharma (English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu), 103 mins, 2021 Short Narratives Adhura (Unfinished) (Hindi), dir. Arjun Lal, 19 mins, 2020 Annual Day (Salana Jalsa) (Marathi), dir. Pratik Thakare, 30 mins, 2020 Appa’s Seasons (Tamil), dir. Radhika Prasidhha, 22 mins, 2020 B. Selvi & Daughters (Tamil), dir. Drishya, 25 mins, 2020 Checking Out (English), dir. Vick Krishna, 15 mins, 2020 Happy Birthday (Hindi), dir. Ajay Kishore Shaw, 20 mins, 2020 Khayali Pulao (Hindi), dir. Tarun Dudeja, 26 mins, 2020 Khisa (Pocket) (Marathi), dir. Raj Pritam More, 16 mins, 2020 Kurma (English, Hindi), dir. Ramsee Chand, 18 mins, 2020 Laali (Hindi), dir. Abhiroop Basu, 30 mins, 2020 Loose Long Shirt (English), dir. Mitali Joshi, 6 mins, 2020 My Brother (Mera Bhai) (Hindi), dir. Shreela Agarwal, 22 mins, 2020 Naap (Hindi), dir. Harshit Acharya, 18 mins, 2020 Now That We’ve Met (English), dir. Nitya Turaga, 5 mins, 2020 Pilibhit (Hindi), dir. Ashutosh Chaturvedi, Pankaj Mavchi, 23 mins, 2020 Pinni (Kannada), dir. Bhuvan Sathya, 20 mins, 2020 Sonsi (Shadow Bird) (Hindi) dir. Savita Singh, 26 mins, 2020 Sunday (Hindi), dir. Arun Fulara, 10 mins, 2020 Tasher Ghawr (English), dir. Sudipto Roy, 47 mins, 2020 The Miniaturist of Junagarh (Hindi, Urdu), dir. Kaushal Oza, 29 mins, 2020 Untouchability (Theetu) (Tamil), dir. Haresh Narayanan, 7 mins, 2020 Vulture (Xogun) (Assamese), dir. Utpal Borpujari, 16 mins, 2020 Short Documentaries At the Altar of India’s Freedom – INA Veterans in Malaysia (English) dir. Choodie Shivaram, 30 mins, 2018 Baluji (English), dir. Cécile Embleton, 22 mins, 2020 Seva (English), dir. Rippin Sindher, 16 mins, 2019 The Hero Within (Hindi), dir. Stanley Hector, 7 mins, 2021 What’s Your Story? (English), dir. O.P. Srivastava, 51 mins, 2020 Media RSVP is required to suman.gn@iaac.us by Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Also, screeners are available to media. Press materials and a photo gallery are available here. More information at: nyiff.us and nyiff.moviesaints.com. For frequently asked technology questions visit https://nyiff.moviesaints.com/faq/nyiff. The 21st Annual NYIFF Award Nominations This year’s nominations were chosen by a prestigious panel of filmmakers and will be judged by artists and media professionals. The winners will be announced as part of the closing event on June 13, 2021. Best Film Fire in the Mountains June Nasir Pinki Eli?/ Where is Pinki? Sthalpuran Best Director Ajit Pal Singh ( Fire in the Mountains ) Akshay Indikar ( Sthalpuran ) Arun Karthik ( Nasir ) Krishna Kt. Borah ( Songs for the Rain ) Suman Mukhopadhaya ( Nazarband ) Best Screenplay Biryaani Mail Pinki Eli?/ Where is Pinki? The Chicken Curry/ Koli Taal The Knot/ Uljhan Best Actor Deep Jyoti Kalita ( Songs for the Rain ) Harish Khanna ( God on the Balcony ) Siddharth Menon ( June ) Tanmay Dhanania ( Nazarband ) Vikas Kumar ( The Knot/ Uljhan ) Best Actress Akshatha Pandavapura ( Pinki Eli?/ Where is Pinki? ) Ashwini Giri ( Awakash ) Indira Tiwari ( Nazarband ) Kani Kusruti ( Biryanni ) Vinamrata Rai ( Fire in the Mountain ) Best Child Actor Aman S. Karkera ( Blue Bird ) Karan Dave ( Habaddi ) Neel Deshmukh ( Sthalpuran ) Porinandhi Jima Sultana ( God on the Balcony ) Rudraksh Jaiswal ( The Tenant ) Best Short (Narrative) Annual Day B. Selvi & Daughters Tasher Ghawr Sonsi Sunday The Miniaturist of Junagardh Best Short (Documentary) Baluji Seva The Hero Within Best Documentary Ahimsa WOMB: Women of my Billion The Space Between the Notes Shut Up Sona Talking Head About The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF): NYIFF is the oldest, most prestigious film festival screening premieres of feature, documentary and short films made from, of, and about India in the independent, art house, alternate and diaspora genres. Ten days of screenings, post-screening discussions, industry panels, award ceremonies, special events, nightly networking parties, red carpet galas, media attention and packed audiences build an awareness of Indian cinema, entertain and educate North Americans about the real India, and add to the amazing cultural diversity of New York City. For more information, please visit the website at nyiff.us and at nyiff.moviesaints.com. About Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC): The IAAC supports all the artistic disciplines in classical, fusion, folk and innovative forms influenced by the arts of India. We work cooperatively with colleagues around the U.S. to broaden our collective audiences and to create a network for shared information, resources and funding. Our focus is to help artists and art organizations in North America as well as to facilitate artists from India to exhibit, perform and produce their work here. The IAAC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. For information, please visit www.iaac.us. About MovieSaints: MovieSaints is a comprehensive technology service provider for indie filmmakers and festivals. For indie films it offers solutions like secured global releases, a fundraising platform, secure storage and screener delivery services, etc. For festivals and film clubs it offers a customized, global virtual venue to host all sorts of film related events. Its Integrated Technology Suite includes secured streaming with foolproof piracy tracking, zone blocking for simultaneous online and offline releases, educational and corporate screenings, live Q&As, flexible pricing in over 100 countries, etc. For more information, please visit https://www.moviesaints.com. Contact Details Indo-American Arts Council Suman Gollamudi suman.gn@iaac.us Indo-American Arts Council Media Contact admin@iaac.us Company Website https://www.nyiff.us/

May 24, 2021 07:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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While concerns over indoor air quality are nothing new, the COVID-19 pandemic has made people realize just how important clean, indoor air is to our health. As states continue to fully reopen, facilities around the country are turning to new technologies to help keep indoor spaces safe. Recently, Dr. Ken Thorpe, a scientific advisor to Integrated Viral Protection, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the impact of these new technologies and what the future holds for indoor air quality. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/wrtkcmLQ5pY As more states begin to fully reopen, Houston-based Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) is helping businesses do so safely with their IVP Biodefense Indoor Air System. The air filter system instantaneously catches and kills airborne COVID-19 and other RNA viruses and has been granted emergency use authorization by the FDA. IVP is playing an integral role in reopening businesses such as hotels and restaurants and keeping children in schools around the country safe and is positioned to be the standard going forward, promoting clean and healthy air in all spaces. IVP is installed in health care settings across the U.S. to include over 100 healthcare facilities, including COVID-19 specialty hospitals, neuro-psych facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and tertiary centers. The game changing technology works by forcing air through a heated filter that captures and kills contaminants, including airborne pathogens, instantaneously, without changing the ambient air temperature significantly. IVP has been endorsed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as one of five top technologies in the world to combat COVID-19, and was recently named a top 25 Newsmaker of the Year by the Engineering News Record. Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) has also launched a new portable air purifying unit that instantaneously kills COVID-19 and other airborne pathogens. The compact travel unit, ideal for spaces up to 250 square feet, quietly cleans the air anywhere, including in hotel rooms, meeting rooms, residential spaces and more. The unit is also perfect for hotel and dorm rooms or common areas of a home. This protection against viruses and airborne pathogens is especially valuable when visiting high-risk individuals or hosting indoor gatherings. For more information, visit ivpair.com About Dr. Ken Thorpe, Ph.D.: Kenneth E. Thorpe, Ph.D., is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. As a respected health care expert, Dr. Thorpe regularly testifies before committees in the U.S. Congress and in front of governments around the world on aspects of health care reform, and he is a frequent national presenter on issues of health care financing, insurance and health care reform at health care conferences, television and the media. About Integrated Viral Protection Solutions: IVP is playing an integral role in reopening businesses such as hotels and restaurants and keeping children in schools around the country safe and is positioned to be the standard going forward, promoting clean and healthy air in all spaces. IVP is installed in health care settings across the U.S. to include over 100 healthcare facilities, including COVID-19 specialty hospitals, neuro-psych facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and tertiary centers About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 21, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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